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Home Remedies for Toothache Pain

Published: 2009-02-20 - Updated: 2019-03-30
Author: Kevin Pederson

Synopsis: Home remedies for a toothache to ease the sharp throbbing shooting or constant pain that keeps you awake at night.

Most toothaches occur at night when you are trying to sleep because of the increased blood pressure towards your head. Try keeping your head elevated to decrease some of the pressure.

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Most toothaches occur at night when you are trying to sleep because of the increased blood pressure towards your head. Try keeping your head elevated to decrease some of the pressure.

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If you find your toothache still pains you after trying either Ibuprofen, Aleve, Codeine, Tylenol, Aspirin, or Acetaminophen, then give these home remedies a try to stop toothache pain.

A toothache is a soreness or pain within or around a tooth, signifying irritation, and swelling, reddening and possible infection with a possibility of tooth or gum abscess. Toothache is a very common problem that occurs to anyone without any warning. Sharp, throbbing, shooting or constant pain is the first sign of upcoming toothache. If not treated the tooth will eventually be extracted.

The severity of a toothache can range from chronic, mild to sharp, and excruciating. The pain may worsen or get aggravated by eating and drinking hot and cold foods and beverage. The weather can also worsen the situation.

The main cause is tooth decay that results from diet comprising of excessive consumption of soft drinks, candy, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugar in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break down sugar in acids that combine with calcium in the enamel and also cause decay or erosion.

Remedies for Toothache Pain

Clipart illustration of a broken tooth with face and band-aids.
Clipart illustration of a broken tooth with face and band-aids.

Proper cleaning of the teeth is essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothaches. Brushing in circular motion ensures that all the dental surfaces are cleaned. For gentle stimulation to improve blood circulation in the gums, brush the gums lightly. Dental decay, destruction of the bone around the teeth and infection of the gums can be prevented with an appropriate diet. Restrict sugar intake, ensure that your diet includes plenty of raw veggies, whole wheat bread and whole foods.

Tooth Abscess Pain and Causes - An abscess in the tooth refers to an infection that was caused by a pocket of pus residing in the tissue around the tooth.

Wisdom Teeth: Information, Extraction & Dry Socket - Information on wisdom teeth including extraction surgery impacted wisdom teeth and dry socket pain.

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